It's Sunday, and I'm at one of the sacred places for authors and readers: The L.A. Times Book Festival on the USC campus:
What a rush to be at the country's biggest book festival. In an age of video distractions, it is so gratifying to see that masses of people still worship books. (Although I realize that, increasingly, books are read on video screens, some as small as those on smart phones.)
I'm exhibiting my books alongside 600 other authors. The vibe at this event is that books are still considered high-value items, and reading them, high-value experiences.
For a lot of attendees, books are even cool.